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  1. Warner Music's Shazam Deal: What It Means For Music

    February 20, 2014 8:02 PM EST Warner Music Group's announcement this week that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Shazam is the latest example of traditional music labels embracing social data to reinvent the way they do business. The deal lets Warner a ...

  2. Shazam Aims to Raise $20 Million, Valuation at Half a Billion Dollars (Report)

    February 11, 2014 12:09 PM EST Shazam Entertainment is reportedly in the process of raising $20 million, a figure that would give the technology company a valuation of half a billion dollars, according to a report in Re/code . The company declined to comment on the report, whic ...

  3. Shazam Partners With Jimmy Kimmel Live on Music Giveaway (Exclusive)

    September 30, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Shazam Entertainment, whose app has been used to identify billions of songs since 2002, is expanding its television business through a deal with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. The partnership, expected to be announced Monday, will give away free ...

  4. Google Music's Scan & Match Problem, But There's An Easy Fix

    December 26, 2012 2:31 PM EST Google Music's new free online music locker has run into an inevitable, often popular fact of the music business: some songs have both clean and explicit versions. Online reports have circulated in recent days about explicit versions of songs ...

  5. Shazam Predicts 2013 Chart Toppers

    November 30, 2012 7:04 PM EST Predicting which artists will hit the Billboard charts can be a vexing parlor game. Shazam wants to turn that game into a science, sprinkled with a little human intuition. The London company, whose name-that-tune app is used by more than 250 milli ...

  6. Shazam Hits 250 Million Users, Expands Across U.S. TV

    September 17, 2012 10:34 AM EDT Audio identification app Shazam announced Monday it has surpassed 250 million users worldwide and has expanded its Shazam for TV service to every channel in the U.S. With one quarter billion users, Shazam is easily one of the most common and most ...

  7. Morning Fix: US, Drake Top Illegal Filesharing Report; iPhone 5's Record Sales; Rihanna's MTV EMA Noms

    September 17, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. THE XX'S 'COEXIST' DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON UK ALBUM CHARTS AHEAD OF BOB DYLAN, THE SCRIPT: The xx's sophomore set Coexist (Young Turks) debuted at No. 1 on ...

  8. Shazam Nets Over One Million Interactions During Olympics' Closing Ceremony

    August 13, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Shazam's social engagement strategies are paying off again. Today the company released a few statistics showing the number of interactions the platform received over the course of the Olympics, including more than one million interactions dur ...

  9. Billboard Music Awards: Biggest Televised Event in Shazam's History After Super Bowl, Grammys

    June 08, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Billboard partnered with music-capturing-and-discovery company Shazam for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, and the result is the third-biggest third-most-tagged televised event in Shazam's history, after the 2012 Super Bowl and Grammy Awards. ...

  10. Shazam To Offer Free, Exclusive Download of Usher's 'Climax' During Billboard Music Awards

    May 18, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Shazam is getting in on this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in a big way: fans who use Shazam during the ABC telecast (8:00 p.m EDT) will be able to download an exclusive and free Diplo remix of Usher's chart-topping single " ...

  11. Business Matters: TuneUp Media Launches Music I.D. App With Approach Different from Shazam and SoundHound

    April 19, 2012 6:41 PM EDT TuneUp Recognizes Music, But Also Cleans Up Your Music Collection Apparently the market for music identification apps isn't too crowded for new competitor. TuneUp Media has released a song identification app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to ...

  12. Shazam's David Jones Talks Train Album Preview Campaign, American Idol

    April 16, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Shazam has two new partnerships that show how mobile technology is changing how music fans discover, experience and purchase music. One is the FilterForGood project with Brita that offers Shazam users an exclusive stream of Train's upcoming a ...

  13. SoundHound's Katie McMahon SXSW Q&A

    March 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT SoundHound VP, Sales and Marketing Katie McMahon takes a break during SXSW (photo: Glenn Peoples) Some tech companies used SXSWi to decorate a vehicle or throw an elaborate party. SoundHound went to Austin for meetings and trend watching. Billboar ...

  14. Spotify, Shazam, Turntable.fm Are Hot Topics at Grammy Social Media Summit

    February 11, 2012 11:30 AM EST The Grammys drew top-drawer names from the digital music world for this year's edition of their Social Media Rock Star Summit series, with Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher, Turntable.fm Chairman Seth Goldstein, GetGlue CEO Alex Iskold, and Spotify� ...

  15. Shazam Says Super Bowl Audio Tagging Was a Win

    February 06, 2012 6:38 PM EST This is a still frame from Best Buy's Super Bowl commercial, featuring the Shazam audio-tagging app. During yesterday's Super Bowl, the music-tagging app Shazam, which has been making inroads into television programming, helped approxima ...

  16. Shazam To Offer Exclusive Content For Fans Tagging Songs During Super Bowl

    February 02, 2012 11:00 AM EST Screenshot of Shazam tagging Superbowl content courtesy of Shazam Shazam, the fourth-most-popular iOS app of all time, plans to let Superbowl viewers tag the audio coming out of their television sets on Sunday. Tagging audio essentially provides l ...

  17. Shazam Launches New Player That Includes Lyrics, Social Integration, More

    January 11, 2012 8:15 AM EST Music players typically evolve as the mediums that the music is stored upon changes over time. Turntables led to cassette players, which then led to CD players and eventually the MP3 player. Shazam is hoping the next step is the Shazam Player. The ...

  18. Shazam Reacquires Audio Recognition Technology from BMI, Renews Partnership

    November 29, 2011 9:00 AM EST Shazam announced today that it has reacquired ownership of its Audio Recognition technology from business partner BMI in a new agreement that will allow the music discovery app company to expand its services. The new agreement reinstates Shazam� ...

  19. Business Matters: Radical.fm Raises New Funding for Personalized Web-Streaming Service

    November 15, 2011 7:45 PM EST Radical.fm Raises New Funding -- In a year filled with Internet radio stories, it's no surprise that another startup has raised money to deliver a customized song playlist to music lovers. Personalized web streaming service Radical.fm has rai ...

  20. Business Matters: Music Discovery by the Numbers

    October 25, 2011 7:39 PM EDT Music Discovery by the Numbers -- How much do people want to discover new music? It's a tough question to answer, but a few new statistics help paint a picture of music lovers' desire to learn more about the songs they hear. SoundHound s ...

  21. Shazam Reverts Back To Free

    September 29, 2011 8:55 AM EDT Shazam, the firm behind the music identification app of the same name, today removed the limitations on how many songs users can ID for free when using its free iPod app. Those paying for the Shazam Encore premium app have long been able to ID as ...

  22. Exclusive: Bandsintown Acquired By Cellfish

    September 15, 2011 9:45 AM EDT Bandsintown , a popular service for tracking and discovering concerts, has been acquired by mobile developer and publisher Cellfish Media for an undisclosed sum. The deal will help Bandsintown acquire a larger audience by taking advantage of Cellf ...

  23. The Rise of Capture Culture: How Apps Are Revolutionizing Music Collecting

    September 12, 2011 8:05 AM EDT For decades, the question, "What song is playing?" plagued music fans. If a DJ failed to announce an artist's name or the song's title, fans were left to their own devices to figure it out (usually singing, humming and/or recit ...

  24. Gracenote Names Stephen White President

    August 11, 2011 12:39 PM EDT Music technology and information firm Gracenote has named Stephen White as its new president. Former president Craig Palmer quietly left the company back in May. White has been with the company since 2001, most recently serving as senior VP of pro ...

  25. Echo Nest Adds Music ID Features with Echoprint

    June 23, 2011 11:07 AM EDT Music ID apps are hot. Just ask Shazam, the pioneering app in this space which just scored $32 million in new funding . But soon Shazam, and rival SoundHound, will find themselves with multiple competitors, thanks to the first open-source music ID ...

  26. Shazam Raises $32 Million to Expand Music, TV Services

    June 22, 2011 10:35 AM EDT Shazam , whose technology lets people use their cell phones to learn the names of songs, has raised $32 million in funding to bolster expansion plans and move the company closer to a potential public stock offering. The new funding, led by venture ...

  27. New Pitbull Single Debuted Exclusively on SoundHound

    June 13, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Music identification app SoundHound debuted the new Pitbull single, "Rain on Me" featuring Marc Anthony on Monday. SoundHound users can find the song atop the "What's Hot" section of the app. Released in conjunction with M ...

  28. @SFMusicTech: What's Next for Location-Based Music Apps

    May 09, 2011 5:39 PM EDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Few areas of the music app space generate as much attention as the new breed of location-aware music apps. But few feel the current stable of location-based music apps have yet fully delivered on the opportunity for one big reason ...

  29. musiXmatch Lyrics Provider Lands $3.7 Million Funding

    May 09, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Lyrics provider musiXmatch has closed a $3.7 million series of first-round funding led by Francesco Micheli Associates, the same investor that put €400,000 (about $572,000) of seed funding into musiXmatch last year. The musiXmatch service provides ...

  30. Shazam Posts $16 Million In Revenue From 80 Million Users

    April 07, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Digital music is increasingly becoming a mix of large audiences and small revenues. Take, for example, the latest financials of music identification company Shazam. The company had a loss of 635,000 pounds ($957,000) on revenue of 10.6 million ($1 ...

  31. Shazam Gets Social with 'Shazam Friends'

    March 22, 2011 3:00 PM EDT Responding to a rash of recently launched mobile apps designed to make music discovery a more social experience, Shazam -- the original music ID app -- introduced a new feature today called Shazam Friends. The update lets Shazam users share a real ...

  32. Business Matters: Twittering Bankers; Market to iPad 2: Meh

    March 03, 2011 7:06 PM EST Tweeting Bankers: Is JP Morgan Chase Investing in Twitter? -- Is JPMorgan Chase trying to invest in Twitter at an astounding $4.5 billion? Sort of. New York Magazine has a good explanation of the whole affair. JP Morgan is not going to make a dire ...

  33. Business Matters: SoundHound's Free Unlimited Usage Opens Music I.D. App Floodgates

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music Identification App SoundHound Now Offering Free Unlimited Usage -- The race to identify the world's music is heating up. The free SoundHound music ID app now offers an unlimited number of music IDs. Previously free users were limited to ...

  34. @MEL: SoundHound Infinity Grabs Best Music Engagement App Award

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music identification app SoundHound Infinity took home a Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live! Music App Summit award for 'Best Music Engagement App' Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 5) in San Francisco. Summit judges appreciated SoundHound Infini ...

  35. Shazam App Expanding Paid Version To Android

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music ID app Shazam is expanding the paid version of its popular mobile app to Android mobile phones. Shazam Encore, the premium version of the app, is now available in the Android Marketplace for $5, which offers the ability to ID an unlimited nu ...

  36. Business Matters: Mick Jagger On Digital Piracy, Shazam Tops 75 million Users, and More

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter here -- Mick Jagger on digital piracy: “I am quite relaxed about it. But, you know, it is a massive change and it does alter the fact that people don't make as much money out of records. But I have a take on th ...

  37. Shazam Clarifies Reports On Download Figures

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music identification outfit Shazam is coverting tags to downloads at a 13% rate at some - but not all - of its partners download stores. "We're approaching 260,000 downloads a day," a Shazam representative told Billboard, making cle ...

  38. Briefs: 50 Cent, Harry Fox, Rocket Science, Jordin Sparks

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- 50 Cent 's "Before I Self Destruct" album, due next Tuesday (Nov. 16) on G-Unit/Shady Records/Aftermath/Interscope, is now available as an exclusive at iTunes until its physical release. -- The Harry Fox Agency will provide the 3 ...

  39. Shazam Unveils New $5 App, Adds Restrictions

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mobile music discovery provider Shazam launched its new Shazam Encore App today and announced new limitations on its existing free app. The new app - which costs $4.99 - offers improved speed performance, music recommendations and tagging while dr ...

  40. Briefs: Country Sales, EFF, Spotify, TuneUp

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Country album sales dropped 24% last week compared to an 8% drop for the market. But country continues its digital progress. Year to date, digital accounts for 11.4% of album sales. That's just more than half of the digital share of pop al ...

  41. Web Reaction: 2009 MusicTech Summit

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 MusicTech Summit has wrapped up and the blogosphere has some recaps for those who did not attend. GigaOm's wrap-up was heavy on the topic of the semantic web. "According to a morning panel, sentiment analysis - the form of natur ...

  42. Digital Briefs: Slacker, Top Music Sites, Shazam Suit

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Customized personal radio service Slacker raised $9.6 million in new venture funding in its fourth round, according to a recent regulatory filing. It is aiming for $10.2 million in total. Specific investors were not disclosed. -- comScore relea ...

  43. Sony Music Entertainment To Bulk Up Artist Web Sites

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment is bulking up the content available on its artists' Web sites, adding on-demand streaming and lyrics. The on-demand streaming allows fans to stream any song from the entire roster of any participating Sony artist, as ...

  44. MOG Social Network Adds Lyrics To Service

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music-focused social network MOG has added lyrics to its service through a deal with Gracenote. CEO David Hyman announced the development on the company's blog . The implementation of the lyrics page is much like that of other music services ...

  45. Sony Corp. of America To Acquire Gracenote

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America is acquiring music identification and technology firm Gracenote for $260 million. The merger is expected to close in late May. Gracenote is perhaps best known to the music industry for its music recognition and lyrics service ...

  46. Shazam Recruits Orange Exec Pride

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Shazam, the mobile-to-Web music services provider, has recruited Dominic Pride from Orange as director of product marketing. Until recently, Pride was head of music market development for Orange's content division. His role at London-based Sh ...

  47. Omnifone Wins Global Mobile Award

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music download service Omnifone scooped the best mobile music service award for its unlimited MusicStation package at the 13th annual Global Mobile awards. Held as part of the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Omnifone held off competition ...

  48. MTV Waxes Lyrical For Search Tool

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV is getting into the lyrics game, both online and on TV. The music TV broadcaster is adding a music lyrics search tool using data from Gracenote, which also powers the Yahoo Music lyrics page launched earlier this summer. MTV's version wil ...

  49. MusicIP Taps Stess As CEO

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MusicIP named Andrew Stess its new CEO, replacing the outgoing Matthew Dunn. Stess comes to the company from All Media Guide, where he was VP of consumer electronics. Stess held previous positions at Liquid Audio and Gracenote, and currently sits ...

  50. Gracenote, Yahoo Launch Lyrics Service

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Music has teamed with Gracenote to debut a legal, industry-backed music lyrics website. The new site fills a gaping hole in the digital music market that to date has been filled with unauthorized music lyric sites that have proven at times i ...

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